Category Archives: University of Toronto

Ancient, hydrogen-rich waters discovered deep underground at locations around the world

TORONTO, ON — A team of scientists, led by the University of Toronto’s Barbara Sherwood Lollar, has mapped the location of hydrogen-rich waters found trapped kilometres beneath Earth’s surface in rock fractures in Canada, South Africa and Scandinavia. Common in … Continue reading

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University of Toronto cell biologists discover on-off switch for key stem cell gene

TORONTO, ON – Consider the relationship between an air traffic controller and a pilot. The pilot gets the passengers to their destination, but the air traffic controller decides when the plane can take off and when it must wait. The … Continue reading

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New technique offers spray-on power

TORONTO, ON — Pretty soon, powering your tablet could be as simple as wrapping it in cling wrap. That’s Illan Kramer’s hope. Kramer and colleagues have just invented a new way to spray solar cells onto flexible surfaces using miniscule light-sensitive … Continue reading

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Research Excellence Fund will help U of T compete globally

TORONTO, ON — The University of Toronto and other leading Canadian universities will be better equipped to compete globally, thanks to the newly-launched $1.5 billion Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), says University of Toronto President Meric Gertler. Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Two University of Toronto students awarded 2015 Rhodes Scholarships

TORONTO, ON — University of Toronto undergraduates Moustafa Abdalla and Caroline Leps are heading to Oxford University next year for postgraduate studies as two of Canada’s 11 students named 2015 Rhodes Scholars. The prestigious Rhodes Scholarship program is the oldest, postgraduate award program supporting outstanding, … Continue reading

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Historic $130-million gift from the Rogers family to establish the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

Largest private donation in Canadian health care history will bring together the strengths of SickKids, UHN, and U of T in individualized genomic medicine, tissue engineering, and advanced cardiac care. Goal to reduce hospitalization for heart failure by 50 per … Continue reading

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Director-General of UNESCO to be Presented with Papers of Pioneering Insulin Researchers at University of Toronto

TORONTO, ON — Media are invited to take photos on Tuesday, November 18, of Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, as Christina Cameron, President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, presents to her the University of Toronto’s Thomas Fisher Rare Book … Continue reading

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Nation’s “personality” influences its environmental stewardship, shows new study

TORONTO, ON — Countries with higher levels of compassion and openness score better when it comes to environmental sustainability, says research from the University of Toronto. A new study by Jacob Hirsh, an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour & Human … Continue reading

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How to gladden a wealthy mind

Scott Schieman, a professor of sociology at the University of Toronto explains why earning more money — beyond a certain level — doesn’t make us feel even happier and more satisfied. Continue reading

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Edward Iacobucci to become new Dean of University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto today announced the appointment of Professor Edward Iacobucci as dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto for a five-year term, beginning January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2019. … Continue reading

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